Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

Look up monthly rankings for 1-12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60-month time periods using the options below. Data and statistics are as of April 2022. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Precipitation Rankings, January 1901

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Wettest/Driest
Since
Record
January 1901
1-Month
1.99"
(50.55mm)
2.31"
(58.67mm)
-0.32"
(-8.12mm)
35th Driest Driest since: 1900 1981
94th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 1916
Dec 1900–Jan 1901
2-Month
3.65"
(92.71mm)
4.66"
(118.36mm)
-1.01"
(-25.65mm)
13th Driest Driest to Date 1981
115th Wettest Wettest since: 1900 1932
Nov 1900–Jan 1901
3-Month
6.02"
(152.91mm)
6.89"
(175.01mm)
-0.87"
(-22.10mm)
23rd Driest Driest to Date 1977
105th Wettest Wettest since: 1900 2016
Oct 1900–Jan 1901
4-Month
8.77"
(222.76mm)
9.06"
(230.12mm)
-0.29"
(-7.36mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1900 1981
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2016
Sep 1900–Jan 1901
5-Month
11.70"
(297.18mm)
11.55"
(293.37mm)
0.15"
(3.81mm)
68th Driest Driest since: 1900 1940
60th Wettest Wettest since: 1897 2019
Aug 1900–Jan 1901
6-Month
14.12"
(358.65mm)
14.17"
(359.92mm)
-0.05"
(-1.27mm)
60th Driest Driest since: 1900 1940
68th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2019
Jul 1900–Jan 1901
7-Month
17.19"
(436.63mm)
16.96"
(430.78mm)
0.23"
(5.85mm)
71st Driest Driest since: 1900 1940
57th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2019
Jun 1900–Jan 1901
8-Month
20.22"
(513.59mm)
19.88"
(504.95mm)
0.34"
(8.64mm)
70th Driest Driest since: 1900 1981
58th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2019
Ties: 1928, 1976
May 1900–Jan 1901
9-Month
22.67"
(575.82mm)
22.79"
(578.87mm)
-0.12"
(-3.05mm)
55th Driest Driest since: 1900 1918
73rd Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2016
Apr 1900–Jan 1901
10-Month
26.08"
(662.43mm)
25.32"
(643.13mm)
0.76"
(19.30mm)
77th Driest Driest since: 1900 1940
51st Wettest Wettest to Date 2016
Ties: 2018
Mar 1900–Jan 1901
11-Month
28.36"
(720.34mm)
27.83"
(706.88mm)
0.53"
(13.46mm)
75th Driest Driest since: 1900 1957
53rd Wettest Wettest to Date 1974
Feb 1900–Jan 1901
12-Month
30.88"
(784.35mm)
29.96"
(760.98mm)
0.92"
(23.37mm)
81st Driest Driest since: 1900 1931
47th Wettest Wettest to Date 1974
Aug 1899–Jan 1901
18-Month
43.18"
(1,096.77mm)
44.14"
(1,121.16mm)
-0.96"
(-24.39mm)
40th Driest Driest since: 1900 1955
87th Wettest Wettest since: 1898 2020
Feb 1899–Jan 1901
24-Month
58.72"
(1,491.49mm)
59.93"
(1,522.22mm)
-1.21"
(-30.73mm)
48th Driest Driest since: 1900 1918
79th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2020
Feb 1898–Jan 1901
36-Month
88.47"
(2,247.14mm)
89.86"
(2,282.44mm)
-1.39"
(-35.30mm)
46th Driest Driest since: 1900 1957
80th Wettest Wettest since: 1899 2020
Feb 1897–Jan 1901
48-Month
118.21"
(3,002.53mm)
119.76"
(3,041.90mm)
-1.55"
(-39.37mm)
47th Driest Driest since: 1900 1957
78th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020
Feb 1896–Jan 1901
60-Month
147.97"
(3,758.44mm)
149.63"
(3,800.60mm)
-1.66"
(-42.16mm)
49th Driest Driest since: 1900 1957
75th Wettest Wettest to Date 2020

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published May 2022, retrieved on May 20, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/